Experiments with the Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro

“The Future of Text in XR” project is underway, just a month after our kick off, with the arrival of our headsets. While our project is not limited to one specific VR product, we are interested in the Apple Vision Pro as a harbinger of what is to come with the other headsets in an […]

Happy 40th Birthday, Macintosh!

by Dene Grigar, Director, Electronic Literature Lab What? An exhibition of Apple products from 1984-present in celebration of Macintosh’s 40th anniversary Where? Washington State University Vancouver, second floor of the VMMC next to room 211A Who? The Electronic Literature Lab More info? Contact Dene Grigar, dgrigar@wsu.edu On January 24, 1984 the Apple Corporation released the […]

The Future of Text in XR

  Frode Hegland & I learned last week that our project, “The Future of Text in XR,” was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Here is the link to the Future of Text website with detailed information about our work, including videos and prototypes.    Abstract We believe a fundamental change will occur when […]

Hypertext & Art: A Retrospective of Forms

  What you are looking at is Sierra O’Neal’s 3D model of Lorenzo Miglioli’s 1993 RA-DIO, the first published Italian hypertext and the first in Italy created on the Storyspace platform. As you can see, RA-DIO consists of a print book and two 3.5-inch floppy disks packaged in a plastic sleeve. The floppy disks, formatted […]

MIX 2023

We are preparing for “MIX 2023: Storytelling in Immersive Media,” taking place at the British Library on July 7, 2023. Dene is representing the lab on the panel entitled “Unlocking the Digital Archive: Archiving, Preservation, and Enhanced Curation,” otherwise known as Panel 4. She is both Chairing the panel and giving a presentation about the […]

In honor of Helen Thorington

Helen Thorington, founder of the influential Turbulence.org (1996-2016), died on April 13, 2023 after a long illness. The lab is grateful for her passion and vision to showcase born-digital art and nurture artists, so many of whom built their careers through their association with Turbulence.org. For us in ELL, it has been a joy to […]

The 3rd Summit on New Media Art Archiving

My colleague Erika Fülöp (who is also a Research Affiliate of ELL) and I are giving a paper, entitled “Piloting Shared Born-Digital Archives between the US and Europe,” at the 3rd Summit on New Media Art Archiving taking place at ISEA 2023 in Paris this May. Our research is based on the project we developed […]

ELL Is Referenced in Holeton’s Article

The Electronic Literature Lab’s work to reconstruct Richard Holeton’s Figurski at Findhorn on Acid is referenced in the recently re-released Re_Dis_Connection, the publication of the 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS). The article, penned by the author, details the work we did to re-conceive Figurski––originally produced on the Storyspace platform––for the Web and for a […]

Report about the Lab’s Update to ELO’s The NEXT

The Electronic Literature Lab has been busy during its planned Winter Refinement period: 1) enhancing the metadata for many collections held in The NEXT, 2) preserving works produced with Flash and other outmoded software, such MIDI and Java Applets, and 3) completing the “Cite” feature that allows visitors to cite all the works in The […]